Spanish idioms (modismos)

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In EnglishModismoAs in...
To take for granted; to regard as settled'He took it for granted that they would go.'
Step by step'He guided us through the jungle step by step.'
To come out ahead; to win; to come out on top'I followed his advice and came out ahead.'
To turn something overHe turns is over.
To be understood'It is understood that we will get paid every two weeks.'
To make way'They made way and he went in.'
To go ahead with'He goes ahead with his work.'
To cost a lot'It cost me a lot.'
To walk around'He walks around the block.'
In the middle of'He fell down in the middle of the street.'
Through'He was talking to us through a screen.'
Out of the way'He got her out of the way.'
To drive wild; to unhinge.'It dives me wild.'
To not mince one's words, to be blunt and direct'He is very outspoken.'
To be about'The novel is about the indians.'
To be in effect'The law is in effect.'
To be a question (matter) of; to involve'It's a question of (It's a matter of, It involves) a misunderstanding.'
At every turn'Something new could be seen at every turn.'
Fast'He is always going very fast.'
Along'They were searching along the river.'
In great haste'She left the shop in great haste.'
In EnglishModismoAs in...
To come out badly'He did not come out well on (pass) his exam.'
Nowhere; not... anywhere'It couldn't be found anywhere.'
Without questionWithout question she is the prettiest.
To be in a hurry'I'm in a hurry.'
To notice'He did not notice that Adriana had left.'
To come out ahead; to win; to come out on top'He came out on top.'
At last'At last he arrived.'
Rightly so'He took it away from her, and rightly so.'
To have dealings with'I have no dealings with the rich.'
In the long run'In the long run, it will be better to go slowly.'
To take aside'He took him aside.'
To be in the same boat'Don't complain. We're all in the same boat.'
To put into effect'They put several restrictions into effect.'
To make one's way'He made his way through the crowd.'
To retrace one's steps'We retraced our steps.'
To get one's own way'Each time he gets his own way.'
All over'They were seen all over.'
To turn out to be'He turned out to be a conservative.'
To have on the tip of one's tongue'I have it on the tip of my tongue.'
To keep'She ended up keeping the car.'
To come out well'He came out well in (passed) his exam.'
In EnglishModismoAs in...
To be right'She's not right.'
Throughout'Throughout the years he has become famous.'
From now on'You'll listen to me from now on.'
To have on one...'I don't have any money on me.'
Half...'He left the door half closed.'
To hold (control) one's tongue'Rather than argue, he held his tongue.'
After a while'After a while he returned.'
To have on; to be wearing'He has on an overcoat.'
To be in the right'He's in the right.'
To agree to'They have agreed to meet in the square.'
To go for a walk'Let's go for a walk.'
In the distance'In the distance, the plane could be seen.'
From far away'They come from far away.'
Just now; for the present'I don't need any more just now.'
To toss and turn'I was tossing and turning in bad.'
To associate with each other'They don't associate with each other.'
At all cost; at any risk'I'll get it at all costs.'
To be up to date on'He's up to date on the situation.'
To side with'He always used to side with my brother.'

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